Christianity in Action: The International History of the Salvation Army

Christianity in Action: The International History of the Salvation Army

Christianity in Action: The International History of the Salvation Army

Christianity in Action: The International History of the Salvation Army

Synopsis

This meticulously researched yet engaging book traces The Salvation Army's history of service from its beginnings in Victorian England to its present-day mission in all parts of the world. / A phenomenal religious movement, acclaimed for its compassionate service, The Salvation Army now works in no fewer than 118 countries, yet no contemporary book has chronicled this high-profile organization -- until now. Henry Gariepy's well-written, comprehensive account effectively fills that gap.

Excerpt

Christian believers in every generation owe a profound debt of gratitude to those whose gifts enable them to write the history of the church. We cannot truly understand the present unless we have a reasonably clear grasp of the past. the path already trod lends light, not only to today, but also to the direction we are being called to follow for tomorrow.

This is why we are deeply indebted to Colonel Henry Gariepy for his one-volume history of the Salvation Army’s origins and development right up to the present time. With considerable skill he has compiled a most readable record, crammed with human interest stories.

When we consider that the Army’s own officially published history consists of eight lengthy volumes to date, the colonel’s carefully crafted single-volume account is a remarkable achievement of selection, balance, insight, and concise clarity.

While this book is intended primarily for readers in the United States, it will serve most usefully far outside those shores and will appeal to readers both within and beyond the ranks of Salvationism.

Working and witnessing in 118 countries, the Army is a vast and complex part of the body of Christ. As the elected world leader of the Salvation Army, I feel honored to commend this telling account of our beginnings, our place in church history, our ongoing passion for souls and the less privileged, our role in the modern world, and, under God, our vision for the future.

      GENERAL shaw clifton The Salvation Army                         International Headquarters, London . . .

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